Giving refugees a choice - EXPeditions

Giving refugees a choice

by Alex Teytelboym
  • Key point 1
    The Syrian refugee crisis made it clear that European institutions are ill-equipped to deal with a sudden influx of refugees.
  • Key point 2
    Current asylum rules limit a refugee’s ability to select their residence, thereby undermining their agency to choose a situation that best reflects their needs.
  • Key point 3
    Despite common misconceptions, refugees live rich economic lives. Individuals in refugee camps, for example, often engage in entrepreneurial and business activities.